Published Jan 18, 2016After initially hinting that his debut full-length for Culvert Music would land last fall, AA Wallace has now officially unveiled the details behind his latest release. Titled In Alpha Zones, the album arrives on CD and digitally on March 11.
A press release explains that the Toronto-based singer-songwriter has put together a collection of 11 funk- and synth pop-inspired songs, which were all written, recorded and produced by Wallace. This includes a re-recorded version of his early solo track "Shake It Out," a song about touring with his old Sleepless Nights project titled "We Just Stopped" and the newly premiered single "Success."
While billed as a solo outing, Wallace brought a number of friends into his home studio to track guest spots on In Alpha Zones. Appearing throughout are PS I Love You's Paul Saulnier, Beams members Keith Hamilton and Heather Mahzar, string arranger Drew Jurecka (Bahamas, Great Lake Swimmers), and horn player Bryden Baird (Feist, Zeus, Broken Social Scene).
In addition to the warped, VHS-fuzz-textured video for "Success," directed by Arturo Brisindi, you'll find the tracklisting for In Alpha Zones and a clutch of Canadian concert dates down below.
In Alpha Zones:
3. Secret Name
4. VLT Girls (We Win Again)
6. After These
8. Shake It Out
9. The Optimist
11. We Just Stopped
03/05 London, ON - Call The Office
03/19 Hamilton, ON - Stonewalls
03/25 Sudbury, ON - The Townehouse
03/26 Peterborough, ON - Red Dog
03/29 Charlottetown, PE - Baba's Lounge
03/31 Fredericton, NB - The Capital
04/01 Moncton, NB - Tide & Boar
04/02 Halifax, NS - The Seahorse Tavern
04/23 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace